"Earlier this year I found myself in Indonesia. It was my first time there and I was immediately struck by the beauty in its colours, landscape and the people's warmth and spirituality. A filmmaker friend of mine and I decided to take some time travelling and film what happened, with the idea to make a film clip. We realised that being somewhat out of place wherever we went, that the idea of the foreigner in a new landscape not quite fitting in, was very much like the subject matter of 'Not Quite A Home'. The song, written in England and based around a friend of mine never feeling at home in that land and always being the outsider, was a perfect match for the footage.
Over a few days we decided to simply hit the road and meet locals, get talking, have a drink and a conversation (when possible) and keep the camera rolling. Out of place and on the road we roamed with the song and stopped town to town. We gambled at a makeshift pool hall on the side of a highway, wandered the charred remains of a volcanic crater, walked through empty late night market places and roadside bars. One morning we found ourselves following a large crowd into a makeshift arena and found ourselves amongst a few thousand gamblers screaming at the illegal but tolerated cock fighting. It was brutal and highly intense to watch, but is very popular and a cultural event you don't see every day. Of all the places to feel most out of place, that would have to be it.
The song is a personal favourite and in many ways telling of the recurring themes on 'Rain On the Humming Wire'. A song of displacement, travel and unrequited love, written between Australia and England; it's what we do best."
Jae Laffer, The Panics
Having just released the first teaser 'Crazy' taken from the band's forthcoming debut LP due out mid-2015, Brisbane's Art of Sleeping announce an east coast tour of the same name. Shortly after their scheduled performances on some of the countries biggest stages over the New Year at Falls Festival, the band are set to take the stage in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this Summer.
Bernard Fanning offers up ‘GROW AROUND YOU’ lifted from his latest #1 album Departures. Berneard and his band will be stopping by the Fotty Show AFL Grand Final show on Thursday 26th September for a special televised headline-performance.
Returning in a wall of shimmering synth and hook-laden guitars, Guineafowl delivers a partnering video for new single ‘Little Death (Make It Rain)’ and announces details of a special EP launch night taking over Sydney’s Club 77 on Thursday 10th October